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July 31, 2017

Manufacturing Chemist: A new approach to life science research?

It is commonplace for the science sector to want the most up-to-date equipment in the laboratory, but how will it respond to the latest idea from UK-based tech start-up Clustermarket, who propose sharing rather than buying this equipment?

Johannes Solzbach, CEO of Clustermarket spoke to Angharad Baldwin News Editor, Manufacturing Chemist, about the new concept.

Clustermarket hosts a new software platform that enables universities, pharmaceutical companies and biotech companies to rent out laboratory equipment, thereby reducing the redundancy of expensive equipment.

But how do you cause a disruption in such a traditional industry and get people on board with what seems to be a radically new way of doing things?

Johannes Solzbach is a Bachelor of Science, Business Administration and Computer Science, and worked for two years in corporate finance before meeting his fellow Co-founders Tobias Wingbermuehle and Niklas Friedberg when studying for a master's in London.

Friedberg had the original idea during business school and the group later started work on the platform as a part time student project.

Friedberg’s original concept was to build a software platform that connected clusters, but it was Wingbermuehle, who saw the potential for the sharing platform to be utilised in the life sciences sector.

Read the full article here.

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